Lot 11
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Price Realised: USD 6875.00
Estimate : USD 4,000 - 6,000


CIRCA: 1984
CASE MATERIAL: Stainless steel
BRACELET / STRAP MATERIAL: Stainless steel Oyster bracelet
BRACELET / STRAP SIZE: 7.5 inches / 190mm
DIAL: Black
MOVEMENT: Automatic
FUNCTIONS: Time only
ACCESSORIES: Rolex presentation box, Rolex polishing cloth, Rolex burgundy hangtag, and one extra stainless steel Oyster link

Lot Notes

From a private collection

The condition of lots can vary widely and the nature of the lots sold means that they are unlikely to be in a perfect condition. Lots are sold in the condition they are in at the time of sale.

The case and bracelet are in good condition with scratches. The case has scratches and light nicks on the sides of the case. The bracelet has some stretch. The dial and hands appear to be original. The hands have developed patina. The top layer of gloss on the dial is cracked. The crystal has scratches. This watch has no. 580 end links and a 93150 bracelet. The movement is in working order at the time of cataloging, consistent with the age of the watch. The movement has not been tested for accuracy. A service is recommended given the age of the watch.

The condition of lots sold can vary widely due to factors such as age, previous damage, restoration, repair and wear and tear. The nature of the lots sold means that they will rarely be in perfect condition. Lots are sold in the condition they are in at the time of sale.

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Payment Information

You must pay the full amount due (including any additional charges) no later than March 16, 2017. This applies even if you wish to export the lot and an export license is required. You will not acquire title and own the lot until all amounts due to Christie’s have been received by Christie’s in full, cleared funds.
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Collection Notice
Due to impending weather in the New York area, collection of property will not be available on Tuesday, March 14th from the Christie's Rockefeller Office.

Lot Essay

The reference 5513 was launched in 1962 and ran until about 1990. The reference 5513 is one of the longest running continuously produced references in Rolex's history. This particular example features a glossy black "spider web" dial, earning this nickname due to the cracking of the top gloss on the dial. This watch features a 5512 case back. It was common for the reference 5513 examples to have reference 5512 case backs and for reference 5512 examples to have reference 5513 case backs. This Submariner is a true classic and one of the most iconic watches ever produced.

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